Antiplatelet therapy in patients with unstable angina and non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: findings from the CRUSADE national quality improvement initiative.

@article{Bottorff2007AntiplateletTI,
  title={Antiplatelet therapy in patients with unstable angina and non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: findings from the CRUSADE national quality improvement initiative.},
  author={Michael B. Bottorff and Edith Nutescu and Sarah A. Spinler},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={1145-62}
}
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines encapsulate current knowledge to guide health care professionals in the treatment of patients with unstable angina or non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), yet adherence to guideline recommendations is suboptimal. Guideline adherence may be improved by quality improvement programs such as the CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes with Early Implementation?) National Quality… CONTINUE READING